Opera CD Review: Gunther Schuller’s Splendid 1970 Children’s Opera Gets Its World-Premiere Recording

May 17, 2020
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A Grimm, but not grim, opera about a Fisherman, his Wife, their Cat, and a wish-granting Flounder.

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Critical Commentary: John Updike and the Pleasures of the Imported Gadget

February 8, 2009
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One of the late John Updike’s most impressive critical strengths is that he was one of the few high profile reviewers who regularly commented, with perception and equanimity, on fiction in translation.

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Faith and Terror

June 13, 2006
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In his latest novel, John Updike explores the nature of faith through the eyes of a would-be terrorist.

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